May 10th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY – The Middlebury Union High School boys’ lacrosse team took six minutes to get on the board vs. visiting Colchester on Friday and led by just 3-2 after one period, but kicked it into gear after that on the way to a 15-6 victory.
The Tigers improved to 7-1 at the 3-5 Lakers’ expense and remained in first place in Division I in what has been a solid spring.
Coach Dennis Smith said he was happy once the Tigers got rolling on Friday.
ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury defeated Vergennes for the first time in recent years to highlight local high school softball action earlier this week. In other games, Mount Abraham split a pair of games, and Otter Valley came up short at Fair Haven.
VUHS VS. MUHS
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Host South Burlington on Friday dealt the Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team its first loss of the spring, 13-6.
The Tigers fell to 4-1 and will look to bounce back at home on Monday vs. Essex. The Rebels improved to 6-2.
The Tigers had an advantage of 23-19 in shots on goal, but Rebel goalie Danielle Boucher stopped 17 shots. SB standout Sarah Fisher also scored five goals and set up a pair of scores.
Alexis Ouellette paced the Tigers with two goals, and goalie Baily Ryan made five saves.
ADDISON COUNTY — Local boys’ lacrosse teams found the going tough in the latter half of last week, as Mount Abraham, Otter Valley and Vergennes all dropped contests.
Middlebury also hosted Colchester; see story.
On Wednesday, visiting Rice scored 13 first-half goals on the way to a 15-8 win over the Eagles. Gus Catlin andLucas Richter scored three goals apiece for the Eagles, and goalieTucker Paradee recorded 10 saves.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school baseball action late last week, Mount Abraham split a pair of games, while Vergennes, Middlebury and Otter Valley came up short.
On Thursday, the Eagles defeated host Missisquoi, 12-10.Mike Jeromepicked up his third pitching win of the spring and also helped spark the Mount Abe offense with two singles and three runs.George Baileyadded two hits and scored a run, andTy CombsandMatt Mullins each had two hits and two RBIs.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5/8 S. Burlington vs. MUHS.................... 13-6
5/6 Rice vs. Mt. Abe............................... 15-8
5/8 MUHS vs. Colchester...................... 15-6
5/8 Rutland vs. OV................................ 19-5
AMHERST, Mass. — The Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team won its opening round NCAA Division III tournament game on Wednesday, but was eliminated on Saturday by NESCAC rival Amherst. The 11th-ranked Panthers finished at 13-6 after reaching the NCAA tournament for the first time in four years.
On Wednesday, the Panthers opened at home with a 17-8 first-round win over Montclair State (13-6). The Panthers led, 9-7, in the third quarter and then scored six straight goals to ice the win.
This week’s writer is Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin.